Further oil leak from OS 35 bulk carrier wreck off Gibraltar

Residual oil was found spilling from the wreck of bulk carrier OS 35 (IMO 9172399) on September 21st, leading Gibraltar authorities to close the port again for an unspecified period. This included stopping all bunkering operations. The OS 35 remained submerged on the seabed about half a mile from...


ATSB says BBC Rhonetal managers did not properly implement safety procedures

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has issued safety recommendations to the managers and parent company of cargo ship BBC Rhonetal (IMO 9614701) following an investigation into a fire in the hold of the vessel at Port Hedland, Western Australia. The ATSB concluded that the managers of...


IUMI 2022: Russian forces could fall to defeat by November, says war analyst

The only two realistic scenarios for Russia in the current Russia-Ukraine conflict are a stalemate or a significant defeat, possibly within 10 weeks, according to Dr Dominick Donald, Senior Advisor Herminius UK-London. In his analysis of the current geopolitical situation in the region at this...


Fire erupts on board ship in Aegean Sea, Salvage Form reportedly signed

A fire broke out in the in engine room of general cargo ship Mona (IMO 9101534) during the evening of September 14th in Aegean sea, off the western coast of Greece’s Chios island. The fire was extinguished by the crew and no injuries were reported. However, the vessel was unable to continue its...


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